It all started when Booker, the junior senator from New Jersey, commented on an episode of Kaling's show, "The Mindy Project," in which her character, Mindy Lahiri, takes a shot at Newark, where Booker had been the mayor.
"Ouch! @MindyKaling, heard Dr. Lahiri dissed Newark last night... @VogueMagazine & I disagree," he wrote with a link to a Vogue magazine article raving about the city. "(I still [heart] U!)"
Kaling, 37, replied minutes later, saying, "Senator, if Mindy Lahiri shades it, it means we know it's cool. Thanks for the [love]. It's mutual!"
Senator, if Mindy Lahiri shades it, it means we know it's cool. Thanks for the ?. It's mutual! https://t.co/KW2ibviREc— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) March 23, 2017
Booker, 47, responded, "You are making my day! Thanks for the clarification."
Then he made a bold request: "And If the [love] is really mutual... Come have dinner with me in Newark? #PleaseSayYes"
And she said:
@CoryBooker yes. Now let me get the PATH train schedule.— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) March 23, 2017
It didn't take long for the official Twitter account for the PATH commuter train system linking New Jersey and New York to help by offering a train schedule.
But Booker had a better plan.
"Thank you! PATH train is awesome when you are Jersey bound. But you are @Lyft worthy!" he wrote. "I will send one to you for the door to door."
There's no word on whether an actual date is set.
ABC News reached out to both camps, but mum is the word so far.